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>>> good morning to you. i'm richard lui. for the first time lance armstrong may be waking up with a clean conscience this morning after repeated denial in the face of accusations he was part of the history of doping schemes in sports. the seven-time tour de france champion has reportedly committed to using performance-enhancing drugs. nbc's kurt gregory has more. >> reporter: according to the associated press, seven-time tour de france winner lance armstrong has admitted to using performance enhancing drugs during his famed cycling career. armstrong reportedly made the admission with a taped interview with oprah winfrey in his hometown of austin, texas. following the interview opera tweeted, just wrapped with lance armstrong. he came ready. last year he was stripped of his seven tour titles and banned for life following a report from the u.s. anti-doping agency, a report that labeled armstrong as the mastermind of a, quote, systematic, sustained and highly professionalized team-run doping conspiracy. nbc news has learned that in a conversation the 41-year-old armstrong said,
. our report tonight from nbc's anne thompson. >> reporter: in rapid-fire succession, lance armstrong admitted to oprah winfrey the devastating truth. >> yes or no, did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> in all seven of your tour de france victories, did you ever take banned substances or blood dope? >> yes. >> reporter: he showed little remorse during the 90-minute interview on own, even add he admitted lying again and again. >> i view this situation as one big lie. that i repeated a lot of times. >> reporter: armstrong owned up to his cheating, but dodged questions about who helped, and what the u.s. anti-doping agency called the most sophisticated doping program sports has ever seen. >> it did not even feel wrong? >> no. scary. >> reporter: the answers did not impress these ride-to-recovery cyclists. >> apologies once you get caught don't mean a lot. >> reporter: wounded veterans who love the sport. >> i think he's given a black eye but black eyes go away. >> reporter: jonathan vaughters rode with armstrong. on his first tour win. he say
'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. according to reports, lance armstrong made this confession in an interview he taped with oprah winfrey, following an emotional meeting with staffers at the livestrong headquarters. remember, this is a guy who, for years, has denied this charge and who has been defiant with his critics. >> this raises a lot of questions. number one, will this confession do anything to improve his public standing? and, two, will he now face a new wave of lawsuits? is there a possibility of criminal charges? we'll get into all those issues straight ahead. >>> natalie wood, for decades we've been told she drowned but now there's new evidence that suggests she was bruised before she went into the water. what impact will that evidence have on that case? >>> and more with our rare interview with supreme court justice sonia sotomayor. it's a candid interview. she talks about greets from her childhood. >>> author of da vinci code and "angels and demons," hundreds of millions of books in circulation around the world has a new book coming out this spring. what will it b
, an alert from doctors about how things can go from bad to worse quickly. >>> paying the price. lance armstrong admits he did it and now they tally up the cost. >>> and the hidden danger exposed by that terrible hoax at notre dame and how many people find themselves caught up in something like it. >>> also, our friday night "making a difference" report. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening, there's some sad news heading into this weekend for at least one american family. an american has been killed overseas. his death believed to be the result of a mission launched to free a large group of hostages who were taken at a bp natural gas complex. islamic militants took hostages at the facility in the sahara desert in algeria.
's compelling evidence to the contrary. >>> oprah winfrey wasting no time getting lance armstrong's confession in an interview that aired last night. >> view the situation as one big l lie. that i repeated a lot of times. >> it made a big impact on the ceo of live strong, the cancer awareness foundation co-founded by armstrong. a longtime friend of armstrong, he helped found it in 1997. he believed armstrong's doping denials until the anti-doping agency released its case report in october. he says the interview was very hard to watch. he's also hopeful. >> i have to watch it through the prism of the work of the foundation and through the resilience i've come to know from millions of cancer survivors. and at a certain level there was a little sense of relief because our organization today can finally move beyond this topic and this issue. >> he added while he knows there are challenges ahead, the mission is too important not to overcome the scandal. >>> still ahead here at 6:00, naked no longer. coming up, the tsa makes the call on those innovative body scanners at your local airports. >>> good
lance armstrong's confession that he used performance-enhancing drugs. coming up, what the world anti-doping agency says it will demand before it even considers letting armstrong return to competitive sports. a lot of people say that was the motivation for his confession. >>> we're going to talk a little about a fun fact during this severe flu season. did you know the virus can last about eight hours on a surface. this morning we'll tell you what you should avoid touching and we'll conduct a little experiment here in studio 1a to see how many people touch the doorknob coming in our studio in a single morning. >>> and ryan seacrest is here, and he better watch his personal items because he's going to help us out on a segment about the best pick pockets in the world. >> have you ever been pick pocketed? >> no. >> it's awful. >> dylan, good morning to you. >> good morning to you. yes, this is a big storm in that it extends from northern new england all the way down into the gulf of mexico and in areas like worcester, we are seeing the snow continuing to fall where he duwith reduced visib
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